|6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
Income tax expense during interim periods is based on our estimated annual effective income tax rate plus any discrete items that are recorded in the period in which they occur. Our tax rate is affected by discrete items that may occur in any given year but may not be consistent from year to year.
Our effective tax rate for continued operations was 24.0% and 24.3% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023, respectively, and 28.6% and 26.7% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, respectively. The effective tax rate was lower for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 compared to the same period of prior year primarily due to book income in connection with the fair market value increase in our COLI plan in the period ended June 30, 2023 that was reversed for tax purposes as opposed to book expense in the same period in 2022.
The entire disclosure for income taxes. Disclosures may include net deferred tax liability or asset recognized in an enterprise's statement of financial position, net change during the year in the total valuation allowance, approximate tax effect of each type of temporary difference and carryforward that gives rise to a significant portion of deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets, utilization of a tax carryback, and tax uncertainties information.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef